View Full Version : Is It Permitted To Inform Forum Readers About Gun Auctions?
30th December 2005, 13:56
This question is in regards to internet gun auctions- specifically, if I see an interesting item for sale, but I am not interested myself, can I post a purely informative notice for the forum readers who might be interested? I refer, of course, to non- commercial auctions in which I myself have no monetary interest. If this is not permitted, no problem, I'll keep my big yap shut. :) :) :)
Thanks for your info.
30th December 2005, 14:15
I think it would depend on the context. If another member on here - oh, let's say me - is looking for, oh, I dunno, a Springfield TRP in Armory Coat, and I make a post asking if any has seen one available for a decent price, you could say "Yes, I saw one on such-n-such web site for $X". That, I think, would be okay. It's no different if someone is looking for a specific OEM part and you direct them to vendor's web site.
However, if you just start arbitrarily posting links to specific gun site auctions, then you'd be in violation of the Forum rules.
So my opinion: if someone is asking about a specific gun and you know of a link to one, then it would be fine to post it. But don't volunteer to post links to off-site gun sales. "Don't ask, don't post". :D
30th December 2005, 15:52
I'd say John has the final say here, but I agree with Tom. Auctions are p¨blic, and if someone is seriously looking, they can find anything listed on an auction themselves.
IMHO, and again subject to John's blessing or thumbs down, a particularly interesting gun of potential collector interest that you find in an out-of-the-way gun shop or private sale is a different situation. Awhile ago I stumbled across a special edition Colt Ace in pristine condition in a small antique shop in a small town, so I posted that info because otherwise I don't think our members would ever have known about it. That's providing a service to fellow members. I would not even consider, however, posting info on every modern Springfield or Kimber I happen to see.
Posting links to auctions people can search themselves is, IMHO, just using bandwidth.
31st December 2005, 02:34
I agree with the above, there is no point in filling this site, with links to auctions. Google is doing a fine job on that.
31st December 2005, 17:43
Sounds reasonable. Thanks for the heads-up.
Regards, Sgt. Q
2nd January 2006, 08:04
The team has decided that even though links to auction sites are useless (if someone is a member of this board, we are sure he can find any on-line auction where a pistol of interest is sold), there is indeed another section that we can cover, offering a service to our members.
I am sure that several of you have come across a very interesting 1911 pistol, in your neighbourhood gun shop. Interesting, but not for you, maybe because you already have one of those, or because you do not like stainless pistols or whatever. Other members however, may be interested.
So we created a forum, just for that. Read the announcement, and please respect the special rules which govern posting in that forum.
I hope you find it a nice compromise, for what was asked here. And we thank Sgt. Quincannon for giving us the idea for this new forum.
2nd January 2006, 09:05
Another example of your friendly anarcho-syndicalist commune at work! :D
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